WSSD Digital Tools & Resources

  • Since the turn of the century, the influx of digital tools and online resources has increased exponentially into the educational marketplace. In an effort to make decisions that are in the best interest of all WSSD students, the Technology Department has developed a vetting process grounded in our desire to protect student privacy and maintain a safe and secure online learning environment while also creating a meaningful experience that builds skills and competencies needed for success in our digital world. In addition to checking on the curricular alignment of these tools and products, we rely on current federal policies that provide guidance to school districts on privacy, confidentiality, and security practices. As part of our Back to School notifications and parent sign-off process, we publish and seek permission to use various digital tools, online resources/products that require student information or login. If there is something being used by a smaller subset of students or an individual teacher that falls into this category, parent permission will come from the teacher(s) involved.  

    The chart below summarizes the digital tools and resources broadly used throughout the district. Teachers are not required to use supplemental programs and some options can be accessed without login. Teachers are asked to disclose which tools and resources they plan to use in the class syllabus or other parent/guardian communication. A few key terms used in the chart are also defined in the drop-down menu of Terms & Definitions. This list may change during the school year as new tools/products become available and meet the criteria established in our vetting process.

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Helpful Terms & Definitions

  • Certification

  • Core Products

  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

  • Supplemental Products

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the relevant federal rules and regulations that the district follows to protect student data and privacy?

  • What is the WSSD vetting and review process for digital tools and online resources?

  • Why don’t I see the online resource or digital tool my child uses on this list?